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Now lighter and more packable than previous versions, the Ascension Nylon STS Skins provide benchmark traction and feature our patented STS tail attachment. READ MORE
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Now lighter and more packable than previous versions, the Ascension Nylon STS Skins provide benchmark traction and feature our patented STS tail attachment. Learn More


From one-lap dawn patrols to 10,000-foot days, the Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Skins offer standard-setting traction on the uphill with efficient glide thanks to our redesigned plush material, which is now 20% lighter and more packable than previous versions. The Ascension Nylon STS Skins feature our patented STS tail attachment system, which provides up to 10 cm of adjustability for using with different skis in your quiver or for easy tensioning. The adjustable tip loop accommodates a wide range of modern ski tip shapes. We also gave the skins a pre-trimmed, bikini-style tail for reduced drag and weight.

  • Durable plush material provides benchmark climbing and efficient glide with high packability
  • Patented STS adjustable tail provides 10 cm of length adjustment
  • Adjustable tip loop fits a wide range of ski tip shapes
  • Pre-cut bikini-style tail to reduce drag
  • Allows for easy adjustment between different skis or one-and-done tensioning


Tech Specs

Weight Per Pair :   750 g (1 lb 10 oz)



Wasatch Classics: Skiing the Y Couloir with Noah Howell

Ascension STS Climbing Skins is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 83.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Screwed from the start I bought these skis alongside expensive bindings from black diamond. Being excited to experience my first ski tour, I decided to cut my new black diamond skins. Yet due to terrible design with the screws, I am unable to install my skins. These screws strip really easily so I was not able to cut my skins properly, effectively ruining my plans.
Date published: 2020-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good dependable product This is my third pair over many years of use. good skins
Date published: 2020-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect skins, even for beginner It's easy to setup on your skis. The custom lenght to be adjusted is very easy to do, even if you haven't never done it before and are starting a new passion with back country skiing. After that, it's pretty basic to glue them on your skis and climb. It tracks a lot on the snow, you can go down a little with these when you're in climbing mode, helping to move around any type of places.
Date published: 2020-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Grip I love these skins for the reliable glue and good grip. The set up can be a pain and they aren't particularly packable, but these are minor gripes that can be overcome with patience and good bag packing.
Date published: 2020-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as the older version I’d rather have a little heavier and better than lighter and not as good. These are ok but not as good as my old skins from 4 years ago. These slide back a lot and aren’t as sticky. They work but it’s more effort.
Date published: 2019-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great This is the second pair I bought they are for wife I just trimmed them to her new skis
Date published: 2019-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scraps make great thimbles Great for skinning - they are flawless - but what do you do with the scraps of your skins? They make great thimbles for your knitting projects. (Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Climbing Skins)
Date published: 2019-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great glide and grip I have used the Ascension STS skins for several winters, logging 90+ days on the skins. They are trouble free and offer superior glide. It is my go to skin.
Date published: 2019-04-18
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